About saaleha

I am a freelance writer and photographer (look for me as ShootCake). I have an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University, Grahamstown and some of my work has appeared in local literary journals. A food pornographer by calling, I would like to one day create a confessional recipe book in measures of rhythm and breath.

Notes to the Unconceived #3

By |July 7th, 2015|

Missives to the children I am yet to bear.

I don’t know what social media will be like when you’re old enough to set up your […]

Ramadaan Kareem

By |June 17th, 2015|

May you find the very best of yourself.

TBT: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia,December 2014

By |June 11th, 2015|

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TBT: Koh Samui , Thailand, December 2014

By |May 14th, 2015|

Sunrises to wake up for. Sunsets to linger over. Chill and Eat. Send a postcard to your old life; I Am Never Leaving This Place.

Writing News: 36 Hours [20 writers, 4 countries, 1 anthology]

By |April 27th, 2015|

My short story, The Sin-Eater, has been selected to appear in 36 Hours: 36 hours, 20 writers, 1 anthology.

Other Spaces

By |April 27th, 2015|

I’ve started a Tumblr for quick photo journalling and other collectanea. My commissioned photography work has a new home at ShootCake.com, along with its own Facebook page for easier promotion.

Scenes from the launch of the Oreo Pop-Up Café, Rosebank, JHB

By |April 2nd, 2015|

#PLAYWITHOREO Pop-Up café The Zone @ Rosebank

Easter Tablescape Photography: Grazia magazine, April 01 2015

By |March 30th, 2015|

I photographed this Easter tablescape concept created by NaQiyah from niQi Living Luxe for a feature in the April 01 edition of Grazia South Africa.

(Fiction) Words for Wednesday: What we did to Sara

By |March 25th, 2015|

I wrote this opening with the grand plan of developing the story through the manic mechanism of NaNoWriMo. But as I’ve come to expect every single year, I start out fizzy and end up flat. I don’t see these characters living beyond the few lines I’ve put down here. Enjoy, as you can, their brief mortality.